Viscosity bounds in liquids with different structure and bonding types

WITHINGTON, M., DEVEREUX, H.L., COCKRELL, C., ELENA, A.M., TODOROV, I.T., LIU, Z.K., SHANG, S.L., MCCLOY, J.S., BINGHAM, Paul and TRACHENKO, K. (2024). Viscosity bounds in liquids with different structure and bonding types. Physical Review B, 109 (9): 094205.

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Recently, it was realized that liquid viscosity has a lower bound which is nearly constant for all liquids and is governed by fundamental physical constants. This was supported by experimental data in noble and molecular liquids. Here, we perform large-scale molecular dynamics simulations to ascertain this bound in two other important liquid types: the ionic molten salt system LiF and metallic Pb. We find that these ionic and metallic systems similarly have lower viscosity bounds corresponding to the minimum of kinematic viscosity of ∼10-7m2/s. We show that this agrees with experimental data in other systems with different structures and bonding types, including noble, molecular, metallic, and covalent liquids. This expands the universality of viscosity bounds into the main system types known.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: 34 Chemical sciences; 40 Engineering; 51 Physical sciences
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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
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Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2024 13:30
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2024 13:30

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